In the United States, 95% of shirts that are donated to places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are not actually sold for resale, but sold for incredibly cheap prices and then shipped to developing countries where they are put back on the markets. Inspired by the latest fashion trends in Nairobi, the founders of Project Repat saw this system as an opportunity support local artisans and NGOs. How does it work?
Okay, so maybe I took liberties with the title of this feature. You’ll need more than some seriously hip swag to raise a hipster. Like making sure they watch everything starring Zooey Deschanel, are well versed in Instagram , and listen to lots of music that isn’t quite cool yet. To start, thick-rimmed eyeglasses, Apple products, mustache anything , and a Vespa for making moves, are among the items your tot will need to gain some hipster cred…the rest is up to them and their knowledge of the best Pho spots in town. 1.
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These gorgeous and cozy gloves have been handmade from the yak yarn of Tibetan Yak Herders. Due to little government intervention and the lack of market access by Tibet, families exclusively depend on the income provided by herding yaks to supports their livelihoods. Purchasing these products not only supports these communities, but also a group of women in Shanghai who hand knit each of the pieces themselves. $50 from Shokay >